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On 5th July, Johan Snel delivered a lecture discussing freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Johan’s lecture focused primarily on the current dialogue of freedom of expression and religion in Dutch journalism, and the divisive effects they caused across the Islamic world and wider...
On July 5th, following lectures on the freedom of expression by Johan Snel and Dr Matthew Anderson, the Summer School group discussed freedom of expression and Islamic views of freedom of expression. Initially, Egyptian and Islamic students were invited to start the discussion, to share their...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Egypt's Foreign Minister Sāmiḥ Shukrī has received a phone call from his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok, apologizing for the cartoon contest offensive to Islam. The contest was supposed to take place at the Dutch Parliament.
We aren't here to favor one religion over another, or compare between human beliefs… we can't tame this attitude. But we can differentiate a person’s behaviors when they have the same responsibility and are in the same place.
The final statement issued by the International Symposium, which concluded in Fez, called for the United Nations to adopt a law criminalizing hate speech against the three monotheistic religions, similar to the anti-Semitism laws.
The Coptic immigrant, Majdī Khalīl [Magdy Khalil], continues to incite against Egypt. He is very active in organizing conferences, seminars and workshops aiming to attack his compatriots, arguing that there is systematic persecution of the Copts.
Attorney General Nabīl Sādiq filed a lawsuit against Yāsir Burhāmī on charges of inciting the explosion of Al-Botroseya Church by preaching rigid fatwas. 
The committee assigned to draft a new law, that counters hate and violence activities committed in the name of religion, has announced that the first draft is to be presented to senior Al-Azhar scholars for discussion, and eventually submit it to the House of Representatives to take the necessary...
Head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), Najīb Jūbra'īl, filed claim against Eng. `Abd al-Mūn`em al-Shahhāt head of the Salafi Da`wa for insulting Christianity and contempt of its creed.
Dr. Sūzi Nāshed, member of the Egyptian Parliament's Committee of Legislative and Constitutional Affairs, has criticized statements made by the Salafi preacher, `Abd al- Mon`em al-Shahhāt, considering such statements a form of contempt of religion.  
Egypt's Parliament Member, Muhammad Mohie, said that the contempt of religions law has not prevented sectarian strife, pointing out that Egypt lived for many years without it, especially that there are current issues like that of Islām al-Bahiri, Ahmād Nāgī, and Fatima Na`ūt. According to the MP,...
`Abd al-Majīd Jāber, founder of Egypt's Protection Front, called for the enactment of the law on contempt for women and the reestablishment the articles of the Constitution relating to the protection of women from all forms of physical and verbal violence. He stressed that all religious doctrines...
Austria saw a sharp rise in xenophobia in 2014 as was witnessed in the rise in reports of right-wing extremist crimes throughout the country. In addition to the rate of xenophobic feelings rising by 82% , the rate of anti-Semitic feelings rose by 57% while the rate of Islamophobia rose to 42% over...
 AWR's managing director Hānī Labīb analyzes a paper that was distributed by salafīs downtown Cairo, protesting the alleged imprisonment of Kāmīliyā Shihātah, the wife of a priest who alegedly wanted to convert to Islam for divorce reasons.    
On October 25, the Jerusalem Post published an article about hundreds of Palestinian Christians fleeing the Palestinian territories. An Israeli spokesman referred in this regard to a radical sermon of Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Abu Halabiya. This article, like the sermon of the Palestinian preacher,...
The RNSAW asked Ambassador Mohammed Zubeir, Palestinian Ambassador in Cairo, for a response on the radical sermon of Dr. Ahmed Abu Halabiya as published in the RNSAW, week 42A, art. 8. He rejects the statements made by Abu Halabiya and says he does not represent the Palestinian Authority or public.
The author believes that the anti-Jewish and Christian sermon in Gaza is dispisable but it is unfair to use this to denounce Muslim leaders in general. Many Christian Palestinians play a prominent role in their society and are like their Muslim compatriots opposed to Israeli policy.
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